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Windows 8 tablets’ screens will exceed new iPad’s Retina Display: Microsoft

Windows 8 tablets’ screens will exceed new iPad’s Retina Display: Microsoft

Some future Windows 8 tablets will come equipped with displays that will match, or in some cases even exceed, the new iPad’s Retina Display, a Microsoft executive has claimed.

David Washington, a senior program manager on Microsoft's user experience team, wrote in a blog post that many upcoming Windows 8 tablets will spot pixel densities of at least 135 dots per inch (DPI), which is much higher than several of us are used to.

Pixel density is a measure of the quality of a screen. It describes how many pixels occupy a specific area on screen, as measured in DPI or PPI.

U.S. Cellular enters 4G LTE arena with Samsung Galaxy tablet

U.S. Cellular enters 4G LTE arena with Samsung Galaxy tablet

U. S. Cellular on Thursday announced the launch of its commercial LTE (Long-Term Evolution) service, and the Samsung Galaxy tablet became the first device to be rolled out on its fourth-generation network.

Chicago-based wireless carrier U. S. Cellular is offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet for $499.99, following a $100 mail-in rebate.

The tablet is available on two plans, 200MB and 5GB of data plans, which cost $14.99 and $54.99 a month. Those who will cross the allotted data will be charged $0.25 per megabyte.

Canon’s 5D Mark III is available now

Canon’s 5D Mark III is available now

Canon 5D Mark III has become available for purchase at retailer B&H in New York City or via online retailer Amazon. The hotly anticipated 22.3-megapixel DSLR became was previously expected to hit US store-shelves on the coming Sunday.

Contrary to early announcements, the new camera's supply is strong, and thus those who failed to pre-order the camera will not have to wait more to get their hands on the photo snapper.

Free apps drain battery faster: study

Free apps drain battery faster: study

Free mobile apps that use third-party services to exhibit ads drain battery faster, researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, discovered.

Computer scientist Abhinav Pathak and his colleagues monitored energy consumption by several apps, such as Angry Birds and Free Chess, and discovered that merely 10-30 per cent of the energy was being used to power the app's core function.

China will surpass U.S. in smartphone shipments in 2012: IDC

China will surpass U.S. in smartphone shipments in 2012: IDC

China will surpass the US in smartphone shipments this year, technology research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicted.

According to the US-based firm’s estimates, manufacturers will ship approximately 660 million smartphones in 2012.

Of the total shipments, China is predicted to account for a 20.7 per cent share of the worldwide smartphone market, more than the U. S. share of 20.6 per cent. It may be noted here that China started outselling the U. S. in smartphones shipments in the second half of 2011.

FTC investigating Google's breach of Safari: unconfirmed source

FTC investigating Google's breach of Safari: unconfirmed source

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have launched an investigation to determine whether Google has really breached Apple's Safari Web browser by misleading its users about privacy safeguards, a person familiar with the situation said.

On the condition of anonymity, the person revealed that the FTC is investigating whether the Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet search giant deceived Safari users by bypassing the Web browser’s privacy settings and installing cookies.

18 Firms Sued for Using Privacy-invading Mobile Apps

18 Firms Sued for Using Privacy-invading Mobile Apps

In a privacy-related lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas on Monday, a group of 13 individuals has accused as many as 18 firms for distributing privacy-invading mobile apps.

The lawsuit further heightens the controversy pertaining to the apps which allegedly access the users' address book on mobile handsets; and calls on the app makers to "halt and prevent these unconscionable, illegal practices" as well as seeks damages for invading privacy.

Political ads will boost CBS’s profit: CEO Moonves says

Political ads will boost CBS’s profit: CEO Moonves says

Strong political TV advertising will provide a big boost to CBS Corp.'s profit in the current fiscal year, Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves said.

Speaking at an entertainment law conference at the University of California, Los Angeles, Moonves pointed to the increase in the amount of money being spent on TV and radio advertising commercials by political action committees in support of their candidates.

Moonves said political advertising on CBS would increase the company's profit by $180 million this fiscal year.

Apple trying to make Android more expensive for resellers: report

Apple trying to make Android more expensive for resellers: report

Apple wants to make Android more expensive rather than earning money from it, according to a Dow Jones Newswire report.

The report claims that the Cupertino, California-based tech giant has approached Samsung and Motorola, which make use of Google’s Android operating system in the handsets, to ask for patent licensing fees of $5-$15 per handset.

Citing people familiar with the matter, the report said that Apple has tabled proposals for royalty payments, alongside a few other things, in exchange for settling some of the patent disputes out of the court.

Game Changer for Zynga: No Facebook

Game Changer for Zynga: No Facebook

In a strategic move apparently aimed at enticing Facebook users and pinching the social network's third-party developers, San Francisco-based game developer Zynga's new "Project Z" - which was made official on March 1 - will allow gamers to play its popular games on the company's own Zynga. com site; thereby doing away with the dependence on Facebook and other social networks.